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NAME

       iftoss - Convert Fidonet FTN packets to RFC-822 and RFC-1036 mail/news.

Synopsis

       iftoss [-h]  [-N]  [-x verbosity]  [-I file]

Description

       Iftoss  converts  Fidonet netmail packets into RFC-822 internet mail or
       RFC-1036 Usenet News.  It expects a non-arcmail  packet  on  stdin  and
       passes  converted  mail messages and/or generated newsbatch to sendmail
       and/or rnews.  If you specify -N, resultant  messages/newsbatches  will
       go   to   the   directory   "/tmp/ifmail"   instead  of  being  fed  to
       sendmail/rnews.

       Ifmail and iftoss programs try  to  preserve  as  much  information  as
       possible  in  "X-FTN-..."  headers and "^ARFC-..." kludges, and restore
       messages more or less accurately to their original  form  when  double-
       gatewaying.

       If  you make a system mail alias file accessible to the iftoss program,
       it makes attempt to "backward resolve" the "from" addresses,  that  is,
       if  the  originating  address  of the FidoNet message matches the right
       side of some mail  alias,  the  "Reply-To:"  header  of  the  generated
       mail/news message will contain "alias@your.domain.name" address.

       Message  IDs are converted as follows: "^AMSGID: <address> <hexnum>" is
       converted to "<decimalnum>@<address>". If there was  no  MSGID  in  the
       fidonet  message,  messageid of the form <creation-time>@<from-address>
       is generated, so that when a single message  is  gatewayed  in  several
       distinct  places,  it  will  have  the  same messageid anyway (for some
       (little)  risk  of  having  two  different  messages  with   the   same
       messageid).  RFC822  Message-IDs  are  converted back when they can be,
       otherwise the messageid "<local>@<domain>"  is  converted  to  "^AMSGID
       <domain>  crc32(<local>)".  When an RFC message is split, unique MSGIDs
       are generated for all parts after the  first  one.  In  any  case,  the
       original  "Message-ID:"  header is preserved in the "^ARFC-Message-ID:"
       kludge and used if the message comes back to  usenet  on  some  (other)
       gateway.

OPTIONS

       -h
       Display a short help message.

       -N
       Put   resutant   messages/newsbatch   to  /tmp/ifmail,  do  not  invoke
       sendmail/rnews.

       -x verbosity
       Set the debug verbosity.  verbosity may be a number from 0 to 32 to set
       'on'  bits  from 1 to number, or a string of letters where 'a' = bit 1,
       'b' = bit 2, etc. up to bit 26.

       -I File
       Use the alternate configuration file File.

FILES

       $IFLIBDIR/config      Runtime configuration file.

SEE ALSO

       ifcico(8), ifpack(8), ifunpack(8), ifmail(8)

Acknowledgements

       Some ideas taken from Fidogate/RFmail package, written by  Teemu  Torma
       and  hacked  by  Martin  Junius.  Some modeules taken from INN package.
       Thanks to Michael Bravo <mbravo@tctube.spb.su> (who was the first)  and
       many others for testing.

       1993, 1994 Eugene Crosser

       This is free software. You can do what you wish with it as long as this
       copyright notice is preserved.